Kate Farrar

Kate C. Farrar, vice president of AAUW Campus Leadership Programs, manages programs that ensure college women assume leadership roles and acquire the skills they need to succeed in their academic, professional, and personal lives. Prior to assuming her current position, Kate was the associate director of National Programs and Policy at Wider Opportunities for Women. She was a 2011 WIN Young Woman of Achievement awardee, member of the Center for Progressive Leadership’s 2011 Executive Fellowship, and serves on the board of the Women under 40 Political Action Committee (WUFPAC). Her writing has been featured in the Huffington Post and the Daily Muse. Prior to arriving in Washington, D.C., Kate lobbied the Connecticut state legislature on behalf of nonprofit organizations. She also served as a field organizer in Wisconsin for the 2004 presidential campaign. She earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Connecticut and a master's in public administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

Workshop: A View of Our Future: Stories from Young Women Leaders

This workshop showcases that AAUW’s mission is dependent on the passion and leadership of young women. Read more »

Workshop: Elect Her: Building the Pipeline of Women in Politics

This workshop gave an overview of Elect Her — Campus Women Win, the only national program to encourage and train college women to run for student government and beyond. Read more »

Don’t Tell Women to Stop Negotiating

“Women don’t negotiate because they’re not idiots.” That’s the provocative title and main thrust of a recent Huffington Post piece in which Joan Williams argues that negotiating can leave women […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   February 07, 2013

The Candy Crowley Effect: Little Things Can Lead to Big Changes

Earlier this week, young women across the country saw something on their TVs and streaming on their laptops they had never seen before: a woman moderating a presidential debate. For […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   October 18, 2012

Starting from 77 Cents!?!

Tomorrow, we’ll learn from the U.S. Census Bureau if there’s been any change in the gender pay gap. Currently, the gap stands at 23 cents, which means that the average […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   6 Comments   |   September 11, 2012

Vote Now for AAUW’s White House Hopeful

Ever wish that you could send an AAUW student affiliate member to the White House? Well, you now can. Kam Phillips, who is a senior at the University of Missouri […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 01, 2012

The World’s Most Powerful Women?

Forbes released its infamous lists this past week. And while women get their own list,  the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, I’m left wondering what story this really tells us […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   August 29, 2011

Calling Out Political Sexism, One Candidate at a Time

We’ve all been there. You’re watching television or scanning through the most-read stories online and the commentary about a female politician is about her dowdy outfit or temperamental response to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   September 14, 2010

Distinguished Women and How They Lead

Last Friday, I attended the Institute for Community College Development (ICCD) Leadership Tools for Women conference at Hudson Valley Community College. The event brought together more than 100 women who […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   June 17, 2010

Yoopers Are Ready to Run and Win

For the last Campaign College training that I attended, I was lucky enough to head to a location I’d never set foot in before, the upper peninsula of Michigan. As […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   April 26, 2010